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Old 02-18-03, 01:09 PM
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Trying to find this 80's song

I'm trying to find this song, but don't have much to go on.

Its a song that was released in the mid 80's sung by a male artist. The chorus has these lyrics:

'If I was a solder" or
"If I was a sailer"

Can't quite remember. Anyone know who sings this?
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Old 02-18-03, 01:13 PM
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There's "If I was a sculptor" from "Your Song" by Elton John....but that was from Late 60's.
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Old 02-18-03, 01:32 PM
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I'm sure that either Wham!, George Michael or The Pet Shop Boys have a song somwhere with the line "If i was a sailor..."
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Old 02-18-03, 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by Geofferson
I'm sure that either Wham!, George Michael or The Pet Shop Boys have a song somwhere with the line "If i was a sailor..."
Wasn't Elton John or Wham, but thanks anyway.
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Old 02-18-03, 03:20 PM
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Is it "If I Was" by Midge Ure?
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Originally posted by Xanager
Is it "If I Was" by Midge Ure?
Yes! Thanks Xanager!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-18-03, 04:04 PM
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no problem. Don't be fooled, I've never heard it before. I just searched google for you
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Old 02-19-03, 08:04 PM
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Oh man, how did I miss this thread? It is indeed "If I Was" by Midge Ure, from his first solo album The Gift. It was a #1 UK hit in 1985, after years of generating hits with Ultravox, none of which ever made it to #1 ("Vienna" peaked at #2). The 12" extended version of "If I Was" is cool, too. Midge Ure is my 2nd favorite solo artist of all time, so let me know if you need any further info.

By the way, "If I was" is bad grammar...it should be "If I were".
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